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If you live in Colorado and would like to register with HomeLife Academy, it is not necessary for you a Notice of Intent for your K-12 grade students with the local school board or county.  In Colorado, there are two common options.  You can enroll with a Colorado Independent School like HomeLife Academy.  When enrolling with an independent school, you will only be required to meet the requirements for that school.  You can also file a Notice of Intent with the county or local board of education.   A third option is to use a private Colorado certified teacher to tutor your child.  Please read the HSLDA summary below carefully as it is important to know your legal rights.

HomeLife Academy Colorado

P.O. Box 6425

Longmont, CO  80501

HomeLife Academy is established as a Colorado Independent School meeting all qualifications for the State of Colorado.  ACT/SAT High School Code: 431-423.

HSLDA Legal Summary for Colorado

Letter explaining enrollment in an Independent School and Compulsory Attendance Requirements

Homeschooling in Colorado

Summary of Requirements:

blue checkEnroll with HomeLife Academy or another independent (cover) school OR fill out a Notice of Intent with your local board of education by the time school begins in your area.

blue checkMust be enrolled between the ages of six (6) and seventeen (17).  It is recommended that you enroll for the school year in which your child will be turning six (6). (See specific guidelines in HSLDA Summary above)

blue check172 Days of Attendance and 4 Hours per Day of Instruction

blue checkMeet the requirements of the independent school or the county with which you are enrolled.  (Testing, Reporting, etc)

 

NOTE REGARDING SPORTS:  Please see our Sports and Extracurricular Activities FAQ’s for information regarding sports.

NOTE REGARDING IMMUNIZATIONS:  Please see our Immunizations page for information regarding immunization requirements.


Advantages of Enrolling with an Independent School


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Yes, being enrolled with HLA as an Independent School meets the requirements of the state of Colorado for Compulsory Attendance.  You will not be expected to meet other state or county requirements such as portfolios, evaluations, testing and reporting.

No, you will not need to fill out any forms for the local board of education or county.  If you are asked or told to fill out a Notice of Intent to Homeschool, please call us and we can forward a Proof of Enrollment for you.

Withdrawing from your local board of education or public school is simple.  Once you enroll with HLA, we will send a notice and request for records to your current school or county. This notifies them of your withdrawal and prompts them to forward your records to HLA.  In most cases, you will need to do nothing further.  You may be asked to sign a withdrawal form and this should be of no concern to you.  It is generally a formality in the school/county process.  If you are asked to fill out a Notice of Intent, please call our office and we will forward the correct documents. You do not need to fill out a Notice of Intent if you are enrolled with HLA.


State Organizations and Associations

CHEC has a state-wide association, Christian Home Educators of Colorado (CHEC), that works directly with homeschoolers across the state. CHEC exists to motivate parents to disciple the next generation of Christians to impact our state and beyond for Christ and His Kingdom. CHEC provides information, leadership, and resources to families across Colorado and beyond. As a homeschool organization since 1990, CHEC has served homeschoolers in Colorado through conferences, seminars, resources, legal work, and more.

Homeschooling Events in Colorado

While Colorado has other homeschooling events, CHEC’s Rocky Mountain Homeschool Convention is the largest homeschool convention in Colorado serving thousands of attendees each year in June.  It’s an amazing event that you don’t want to miss!  CHEC hosts several other events including a Homeschool Leadership Conference and a Homeschool Day at the Capitol.  Please visit CHEC’s Events Page.

Local Support Groups and Other Helpful Information